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FreshstatTM by Vertellus Delivers Preservative and Deodorizing Efficacy Across Broad pH Spectrum

FreshstatTM by Vertellus Delivers Preservative and Deodorizing Efficacy Across Broad pH Spectrum

 

(March 28, 2016, Indianapolis, Ind., USA) — FreshstatTM, a deodorizing agent and preservative manufactured by Vertellus, offers personal care and cosmetic formulators efficacy across a broad pH spectrum. In testing, FreshstatTM performed well across a pH range of 4 to 10. Proven effective at very low levels, FreshstatTM provides formulators with a cost effective preservative and deodorizing agent. Representatives from Vertellus will be sharing information about FreshstatTM during the in-cosmetics show in Paris (stand F150) and during the NYSCC Supplier’s Day show in New Jersey (stand 616).

 

FreshstatTM is based on CPC (INCI: Cetylpyridinium Chloride), an ingredient widely used in many oral health products. CPC has long been used to combat plaque and gingivitis in the oral cavity. CPC is recognized to be effective at concentrations of 0.05% to 0.1% against Streptococcus mutans and has recently demonstrated similar success against other varieties of Gram-positive bacteria.  

 

Freshstat™ has also proven effective at inhibiting various strains of Corynebacterium, partially responsible for odor production on the skin. Corynebacterium strains were inhibited with CPC concentrations of 0.15% or less in non-ionic, anionic and cationic systems. In deodorancy testing, CPC’s performance was most notable over other antibacterials.

 

Beyond Gram-positive bacteria, FreshStatTM has also demonstrated effectiveness in combatting more challenging Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Burkholderia cepacia and Enterobacter gergoviae in a variety of formulations.

 

Anahita Lion, Global Business Manager, Personal and Home Care at Vertellus, said customers appreciate Freshstat’s flexibility to function as both a preservative and deodorizing agent. “Personal care product manufacturers and consumers are looking for products that are safe, effective and do not persist in the environment,” Lion said. “FreshstatTM provides formulators with a preservative and deodorizing agent that meets all of these desires. In addition to its efficacy and safety, Freshstat’s favorable environmental footprint has been documented in several commissioned environmental studies,” Lion said.

 

Safety testing has shown that CPC is negative for skin sensitization potential and irritation at formulation levels up to 0.5%, making CPC an ideal preservative and deodorizing agent in a variety of formulations at concentrations ranging from 0.02% to 0.15%.

 

Freshstat™ does not contain parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde-releasing substances or triclosan, making it an appealing reformulating option for personal care product manufacturers concerned about the safety of traditional preservatives. CPC is approved as a cosmetics preservative by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) recently finalized a favorable safety opinion for CPC as a cosmetic and oral care preservative at prescribed levels.

 

Freshstat™ is manufactured by Vertellus’ Zeeland, Michigan (USA) facility under cGMP, Kosher and Halal conditions. Additional information on FreshstatTM will be available at stand F150 during the in-cosmetics show in Paris, April 12-14 and at stand 616 during the NYSCC Supplier’s Day show in New Jersey, May 10-11.

 

About Vertellus:  

Vertellus is a global specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, personal care, nutrition, agriculture, and a host of other market areas affected by trends favoring “green” technologies and chemistries. Vertellus is the #1 global producer of pyridine and picolines, specialty pyridine derivatives, DEET, castor oil derivatives and systems, and a world leader in vitamin B3, citrate polymer additives and systems as well as a leader in custom manufacturing of agriculture and pharma intermediates and actives. Vertellus benefits from a technically advanced global manufacturing base and has over 1,000 employees. Vertellus is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

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